5 Mental tricks for weight loss

5 Mental tricks for weight loss

If you are able to take control of your mind perhaps you will be able to better resist those food cravings and finally reach your weight loss goals.

Here are some methods you could use:

#1: You are not as hungry as you think

Often you are not as hungry as you think, which is why there are a few things you should do before you reach for more food.

  • Drink some water. Sometimes thirst feels like hunger.
  • Chew your food properly and wait. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to realise that you are full.

#2: Stop eating when you are full

We all tend to eat whatever is on your plate, regardless of whether you are full or not. Well, if you want to lose weight then this has got to stop.

If you are full then stop. It is as simple as that. Don’t worry about wasting the food, perhaps it can be stored for a later meal perhaps?

#3: Learn some patience

When you make the decision to lose weight most of us have no patience and want to see results as soon as possible.

Unfortunately weight loss does not work like that. Remember it might have taken months or even years to gain all the weight so you cannot expect to lose it overnight.

Just remember if you stick to your diet and get regular exercise the scale will start moving in the right direction

#4: Look for alternatives

When out shopping you don’t have to pick the first option you see. By teaching yourself to always read the food labels you will soon start making better and certainly healthier food choices.

#5: Watch out for stress

If you want to avoid comfort eating then you need to take steps to controlling your stress.

When you are stressed your body will start to produce excess cortisol, which is a hormone that causes hunger cravings.

However, by taking part in activities such as yoga, deep breathing exercises and visualisation techniques you should be able to keep your life stress-free.

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